8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: St. Petersburg

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
On the 5th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Nuuksio National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki planning website .

Geneva, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, tram, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Geneva to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Geneva in August: highs in Helsinki hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn tour itinerary builder site .

Fly from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 8th (Thu), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku attractions website .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 9th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island travel site .

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

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